Welcome to Castleton Historical Society’s website

AGM & 2021 Programme

Castleton Historical Society will be holding their AGM on Thursday 21 January by Zoom.  Members will receive full details explaining how to join the meeting nearer the date. Regular meetings will restart from February using Zoom.  A programme of talks will be available in January.

Two earlier talks given in November 2018 & September 2019 are still available to watch.  See the links below.

The ‘Boot and Shoemakers’ Strike in Eyam and Stoney Middleton 1918 -1920’ by Steve Bond.
BAKEM 869Link for the exhibition of accompanying photographs.
The Air of Freedom: a story of hard times and striking boot and shoemakers in Eyam and Stoney Middleton 1918-1920’ by Steve Bond and Philip Taylor is available price £6.  Contact Val Burgess to order a copy val@watercroft.plus.com.

The Origins and Survival of The Castleton Garland Ceremony by Frank Parker
Part 1: (revised 2019)             Part 2: (revised 2019)

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The Derbyshire village of Castleton developed as a settlement in the 12th century when the Norman fortress of Peveril Castle was built there. It lies in the Peak District National Park, the oldest National Park in the UK.  Castleton Historical Society was founded in 1973 as a voluntary group with the aim of researching and promoting the history of the Village through a programme of events, displays and talks.  This website provides information about our meetings, research activities, publications, events and The Castleton Museum for which CHS is responsible.  New members are always welcome.

The Castleton Museum is an accredited museum housed at Castleton Visitor Centre, Buxton Rd. The Centre is a joint partnership between The Peak District National Park Authority and CHS and has just been re-opened after a major refurbishment.  The Museum has also been redesigned with a new layout, displays and a wall size screen for digital presentations.

You can find the Visitor Centre here  Castleton Visitor Centre


Visit the CHS Blog for our latest news, including the Castleton Dig Diary.